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Receipt for book at W.D Ticknor's

EP001.01.013.03.02.007 (RS105989)

Description

A handwritten receipt listing various items sold at [what appears to be] W. D. Ticknor's, Palm Leaf Mattress, Bunker Hill Monument, Horticultural Exhibition. "W. D. Ticknor's" is probably a reference to the Old Corner Book Store opened in 1832 by William Davis Ticknor, John Allen, and, later, James Thomas Fields. The store transtioned to Ticknor, Reed, and Fields in 1845, and then in 1854 became Ticknor and Fields.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
undated
Physical Description
1 receipt ; 10 x 4 inches
Dimensions
10x 4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
GUSN
242578
Reference Code
EP001.01.013.03.02.007

Record details

Originator
Old Corner Book Store
Other People
Allen, John
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881
Ticknor, William Davis, 1810-1864
Other Organizations
Old Corner Book Store
Ticknor and Fields
Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
William D. Ticknor & Co.
William D. Ticknor (Firm : Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
Material Type
receipts (financial records)

Comments

Ticknor's bookstore #

AvatarPosted by Nathan Ticknor on October 28, 2015
I believe the writing says, "book at W.D. Ticknor's" being the Old Corner Bookstore.

Ticknor's bookstore #

AvatarPosted by Nathan Ticknor on October 28, 2015
I believe the writing says, "book at W.D. Ticknor's" which would be the Old Corner Bookstore.

RE: Ticknor's bookstore #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on November 7, 2015
Hello Mr. Ticknor,

Thank you very much for catching this error in our description of this item. You are correct that the receipt reads "W. D. Ticknor." I have corrected the record, as you can see, and I have added some background information about the history of the Old Corner Book Store.

Again, many thanks,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England